Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) awards are available on a competitive basis and when funds are available to US citizen or permanent resident UHM graduate and undergraduate students combining modern foreign language training with area/international studies in full-time degree programs. Please contact the center directly for information about deadlines and application requirements. Current FLAS awards include:
$15,000 stipend and tuition assistance for graduate recipients
$5,000 stipend and tuition assistance for undergraduates
FLAS eligible languages include Chamorro, Maori, Samoan, Tahitian, and Tongan*
Visit http://www.star.hawaii.edu/scholarship and search for “FLAS” under keyword search.
* Please note that in the past students have been successful in applying for a FLAS to study Pacific languages not listed here, including Marshallese and Fijian. Please contact Alexander Mawyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies for additional information.
** Applicants must complete a FAFSA for the current academic year to demonstrate financial need.
Download FLAS information sheet [provide file to SLD]
Direct questions to:
School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Alexander Mawyer (FLAS Committee Chair)
Assistant Professor, Center for Pacific Islands Studies